Jonathan Collins
Jonathan Collins

Republicans Don't Know Who Really Benefits From the Social Programs They Refuse to Support

Conservatives' bigoted political decisions have some surprising effects.

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Cory Booker Senate Win Reveals What It Takes to Be a Black Politician in America

What does the election of Cory Booker mean for black politics? It pretty much cements the Obama story as the route to national success.
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Why Money Will Never Make Up For the Horrors Of Slavery

Caribbean nations recently made headlines for coming together to file a lawsuit against colonial powers in western Europe. But asking for money won't resolve racial inequality.
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Here's What 'Sesame Street' Can Teach Us About Prison Reform

The new initiative undertaken by Sesame Street and the release and death of Herman Wallace all point to the same thing: the need for prison reform.

Americans Must Stare Directly at Race, Not Look Beyond It

Race remains an issue in America, yet many try to ignore it in hopes of achieving a post-racial society. Instead, we need to combat racism by addressing race directly.

America's Top 10 Earners Reveal One Sad Truth About America

We need a cultural shift in the way that America thinks about wealth — from celebrating money for money's sake, to supporting a broad-based path to shared wealth.

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What George Zimmerman's Latest Actions Tell Us About America

George Zimmerman made headlines, once again, by having issues with the law. Examining his violent and reckless behavior means coming to terms with the United States' reckless gun culture.
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What the Debate Over Entitlement Reform is Really About

Amid all the talk about entitlement programs, there's one major factor that's being left out — and that has a huge influence on how we think about the social safety net.